Hustler Super Z or Exmark Lazer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wildbilly1113, Dec 25, 2001.

  1. wildbilly1113

    wildbilly1113 LawnSite Member
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    I need some opinions.I currently have a JD 665 and Exmark Metro 36.For 2002 I want to buy either a Hustler Super Z or Exmark 60in. LC.Any suggestions would be welcomed. Sure glad I found Lawnsite. Merry Christmas! Hardy Boys Lawn Service
     
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hustler....I demoed a 60" Z with the Bac-Vac, very nice, thats my next unit..A friend had a Lazer and got rid of it after only one year because of too many close calls on slopes.

    Gene
     
  3. wildbilly1113

    wildbilly1113 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks! Contrary to popular opinion ,My JD 665 is horrible on hills. A plus for Hustler!
     
  4. Split desision.

    Ford, Chevy, GMC, and Dodge.
     
  5. lee b

    lee b LawnSite Fanatic
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    If your M665 is terrible on hills, then you better get a 72" mower, because that's the only one with a wider wheelbase, which is what helps keep you on a slope sideways. Just about all 60" z have the same distance between the rear wheels, if the center of gravity is low, the wheelbase is the only other big thing that will effect slope-holding ability. My M665 will hold to slopes that I have trouble walking on, alot has to do with the operator.:D
     
  6. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,663

    I agree with Lee on this one. While my 665 was generally a piece of junk, (in my opinion), it held to slopes better than any other 60" ztr machine I have ever run. I mow a berm that screens a landfill. this berm is 3,000 feet long, up to 20' high, and varies from a 1.5:1 to a 2.0:1 slope. It is built of very loose material and is rough. I could run the 665 across this slope in most places without it sliding downhill. The front tire on the uphill side was actually lifting off of the ground it was so steep. On the steepest areas, i could mow going uphill and then back down to the bottom without going into a slide. It seemed to have a much lower center of gravity than most machines. I just wish mine would have been more reliable.:(
     
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
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    Having not demod an Exmark, i cant comment on it,but i can tell you the Hustler flat out smokes my Dixie Chopper,which is supposed to be right with an Exmark.The Huslter is extremely well built and engineered,cuts perfect,even at insane speeds,and is simple,and easy to service.
     
  8. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Either mower would be awesome. I think you need to look at the dealer. Also if they can get parts, plus give you a demo machine if your machine is down. Look closely at the dealer and you will find your answer.
     
  9. ScottH

    ScottH LawnSite Member
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    Your best bet is to demo both, and then see which one you like.

    You can check out www.excelhustler.com - go to their dealer page and see which dealer(s) are closer to you. Then call them and arrange demo's

    Happy Mowing and Happy Holidays.


    Scott H
     
  10. rebel2002

    rebel2002 LawnSite Member
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    HILLS get a hustler 6400 for about 30 grand...I have one and love it 6wheel drive, tilts into the hills.......but the hustler z handles almost as many hills as the 6400 will....I am going all hustler next year they ar built so much better...and easier service....smoother operation...and hustler service is better too...just last week i had a problem..i pulled a hose and emptied my hydro res and messed up an o ring instead of rebuilding they replaced the whole hydro system under warrenty
     

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